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Afternoon Brief, January 9

Constellation Brands Plunges Most in Six Years on Forecast Cut: Constellation Brands Inc., the alcohol giant betting big on the cannabis industry, plunged the most since 2013 after the company cut its profit outlook and indicated its beer business is slowing down...

Afternoon Brief, December 12

Illinois Distributor's Massive Payout to TTB: As the Washington DC-based Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) ramps up its trade practice-enforcement investigations, more wholesalers are appearing on their radar for foul play and Tied House infractions...

Afternoon Brief, November 30

Napa Vintner, Oregon Officials Meet to Defuse Wine-Labeling Dispute: Oregon regulators and a California winery accused of misrepresenting the Oregon origins of its bestselling pinot noir, an act which infuriated local winemakers, said Thursday after a preliminary meeting they're hopeful they can resolve the dispute...

Afternoon Brief, September 18

Warren Winiarski Awarded American Wine Legend Wine Star Award by Wine Enthusiast: Wine Enthusiast magazine is awarding Warren Winiarski its Wine Star for American Wine Legend at this years Wine Star Awards held in January 2019. The award recognizes Winiarski's legacy in the wine industry as well as his many contributions to...

Afternoon Brief, April 26

Fast-Rising Napa, Sonoma Winegrape Prices Spill Over into Central Coast, Oregon Vineyards Sales figures that show a significant slowdown in U.S. wine sales and warnings about prices for higher-end wine getting ahead of demand in recent months have been sobering. But experts say the thirst for better-quality wine is growing, as is the willingness to pay more for it...

CAWG Statement on Pierce’s Disease Control Program Funding

SACRAMENTO, July 3, 2017 – The California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) has issued the following statement: Gov. Jerry Brown on June 27 signed the...

Afternoon Brief, March 15

French Wine Capitalizing on U.S. Drinking Trends: Major trends in the U.S. wine market including premiumization, sparkling wine, and rosé play to the strengths of French wine leading to a 14.2% value growth, surpassing runner-up New Zealand at 13.7%, to claim the highest import growth by nation over the past 52 weeks according to Nielsen data*...

Afternoon Brief, December 27

Trinchero Family Estates Announces Purchase of the Five Rivers Winery Facility in Paso Robles AVA: Trinchero Family Estates (TFE) today announced its purchase of the Five Rivers Winery facility in located in the Paso Robles AVA. TFE purchased the site from Fetzer Vineyards, who has owned it since 2000...

Afternoon Brief, November 11

This Algorithm’s Taste in Wine Is Better Than Yours: So, you want to buy a bottle of wine. You sort of know what you like-bold reds, crisp whites-but not much more than the names of a few grapes...

Afternoon Brief, October 18

EPA Honors Jackson Family Wines with Green Power Leadership Award: Jackson Family Wines announced today that it has received a 2016 Green Power Leadership Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency...

Afternoon Brief, May 13

Irrigation Method Can ‘Trick’ White Grapes: Washington State University scientists believe they have discovered a sweet spot for irrigating white wine grapes...

Afternoon Brief, April 14, 2016

Best North Coast Wines Determined at North Coast Wine Challenge: The judges of the North Coast Wine Challenge sipped their way through more than 1,050 wines at the Hilton Sonoma Wine Country Hotel in Santa Rosa Tuesday in a quest to uncover the best wines grown on the North Coast, one of the state's premier wine-growing regions...

Afternoon Brief, April 1

Two Buck Chuck Is Being Discontinued, and You Can Blame That Fake Huffpo Viral Story: Things haven't always gone well for Charles Shaw, the man behind the bargain booze known as Two Buck Chuck ...

Afternoon Brief, February 12

Sonoma County Winegrowers Learn How to Combat Pierce’s Disease at Shone Farm Workshop: Thousands of Sonoma County vines have been pulled out and replanted over the past two years, thanks to an outbreak of Pierce's disease given a boost by the recent string of warmer winters, growers and vineyard managers learned at a workshop Thursday on combating the disease...

Afternoon Brief, January 8

Napa and Sonoma Vintners See a Surge in Vine-Killing Pierce's Disease: Thousands of vines were uprooted in 2015, raising fears that warm weather is allowing the disease to spread...